Arrested sailor urges MPs to question why UK still in Iraq
London, March 30, (IRNA) One of the 15 British sailors arrested in the Persian Gulf has asked MPs to question why UK soldiers are still in Iraq.
Leading Seaman Faye Turney also urged British MPs to challenge the government why Britain's presence in the Persian Gulf has led to another diplomatic conflict with Iran.
"I ask the representatives of the House of Commons after the government had promised that this type of incident would not happen again, why have they let this occur and why has the government not been questioned over this," Turney said.
"Isn't it time for us to start withdrawing our forces from Iraq and let them determine their own future," she said in a letter sent to MPs on Thursday night.
In an earlier letter to her parents, the leading seaman admitted that the sailors had "apparently gone into Iranian waters" when they were arrested last Friday.
She also confirmed that she was "well and safe" and that the Iranian people had been "friendly and hospitable."
"They have brought me no harm, but have looked after me well. I have been fed, clothed and well care for," Turney added in her letter to MPs.
"Even through our wrongdoing, they have still treated us well and humanely, which I am and always will be eternally grateful," she said.